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StudentCam Prize Winners

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. 2023 marked the 19th year of the competition and we invited middle and high school students to create a short documentary addressing the theme: "If you were a newly elected member of Congress, which issue would be your first priority and why?"

11th grader Joi Claros from Jenks High School in Oklahoma won 3rd Prize for her documentary on book bans in schools, "Behind the Ban."

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Jenks, C-SPAN is available locally through Cox Communications.

More Information:
WATCH: Behind the Ban by Joi Claros



Congratulatory Message - Congressman Kevin Hern



As a 3rd Prize winner, Joi will receive $750 for her work



C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain present Joi with a Certificate of Special Recognition